Kingdoms of the Dump is a SNES-style RPG with platforming elements and turn-based combat developed by the New Jersey-based Roach Games. It is currently in production for PC and Mac, but a console release is also possible if the game’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign succeeds.
Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:
■ Welcome to the Lands of Fill
Join the trashcan knight, Dustin Binsley, as he fights his way through the Five and Half Kingdoms of the Dump. Rescue the trashpicked King, defeat the totally disgusting Toxic Grimelin Army and prevent the Lands of Fill from an all-out war!
Accompanied by your best friend Ratavia, embark on a perilous quest from the Trashmounds of Garbagia to the Faucet Falls of Detergeos. Brave dank, dangerous dungeons, face-off against fearsome, filthy foes, and build a party tough enough to tackle the toxic threat!
What You Need to Know
- Created for both PC and Mac. Possible console release if funded!
- Toggle between FIVE playable characters and use their unique abilities to navigate dungeons, solve puzzles, and take down enemies.
- We focus on engaging exploration by letting you run and jump all over the maps to find secrets and trashy treasures!
- Explore unique environments and various oddball locations detailed with rich snes-styled pixel art.
- Turn-based combat that takes the best from classic RPGs while adding a few new elements, such as tactical character placement and timed hits.
- On Screen Enemy encounters, NO RANDOM BATTLES!!!
- Class: Garbage Knight (In-Training)
- Weapon: His scrappy old sword, “Can-Opener”
- Skill: Scrapbinding
- Hometown: Tin Alley
Dustin is a young cannister from Tin Alley, who was recently granted with the honor as serving as the King’s personal squire at the 115th Annual KingsCon. However, Dustin stayed up all night drinking curdled milk and overslept the feast. And oh yeah, the King got kidnapped. So now it’s up to Dustin to take on a dangerous mission, where he must prove to everyone-and himself- that he is truly worthy of the title of Garbage Knight.
- Class: Rogue
- Weapon: Daggers
- Skill: Way of the Street
- Hometown: Ratlanta
Dustin’s best friend and older-sister figure. She moved to Tin Alley after leaving her home kingdom of Mammalon a few years ago. She wanted to live a simple life in a quiet place… too bad keeping Dustin out of trouble is a full time job.
- Class: Gunman / Librarian
- Weapon: His trusty revolver, “Bookshot”
- Skill: Trickshots
- Hometown: Needlepoint
A member of the Order of Book’s End and probably the most feared librarian in all of the Lands of Fill. He spent years chasing down overdue books and lost library cards but now must lend his service to a greater cause…
- Class: Laundromancer
- Weapon: Bubble Wind
- Skill: Laundromancy
- Hometown: Laundry Forest
This young laundromancer was often known as “shy” “quiet” and “nothing special.” That all changed on his Print-Day, when he received the sacred Star Pattern, not seen for over a century. With his sudden rise to notoriety he found himself ostracized by his fellow Wizards of the Wash. They were probably just jealous. Now he spends most of his time in seclusion working on his bubble arts.
- Class: Stink-Bug
- Weapon: Stinklances
- Skill: Fumeshaping
- Hometown: ???
Little is known about Musk. He has been working for the crime lord Big Daddy Longlegs for the last ten years, but before that no one has been able to find any trace of him. As greedy as he is grumpy, Musk isn’t all bad as he pretends to be. He possesses an exotic skill known as Fumeshaping, where he can memorize the scents of his enemies and create a stink cloud around himself in their image.
- Class: Bard / Student
- Weapon: None
- Skill: Arguably none
- Hometown: Tabletop
Lute is the disowned son of House Stringmire. He didn’t show much promise in his music studies and and often skipped his lessons to go read instead. He became an embarrassment to his family of accomplished musical instruments, and was sent off to join the Book Keeper’s Order and has become the understudy of Walker Jacket.
Watch a trailer below. View the screenshots above in higher resolution at the gallery.